It’s interesting/amusing/amazing how English (British/American) names seem to determine their careers later in life. I wish the same principle applies to Filipino names, but that’s really hard to make it fit, since our names and surnames have mostly Southeast Asian and Spanish origins.
If I were to apply nominative determinism to my name (Raphael De Leon),
it’s R-squared value would be very low then maybe it is really my destiny to start a career in the field of environmental science, considering the fact that my undergraduate degree wasn’t really what I intended to take (accident/destiny/karma). “Leon” means “lion” in Spanish. Lion —> wildlife —> environment/ecosystem. The same may also apply to my sister, who is currently taking up veterinary medicine. Lion —> animal.
Or maybe my name would have me working in León, Spain someday; after all, “De Leon” would more likely mean “from León”. That’ll be fine with me, considering I took Spanish classes back in college.